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Originally posted by SlinkyDFW
I'm not shocked. The recent beatings on the streets don't help their cause either.
The IOC is a corrupt organization and these games will most likely go to Rio.
The President should have never left the Country for this. There's far more important things going on that need his attention.
Lastly, the United States is not the most popular Nation these days. I'm sure all of the events over the past 9 months haven't helped. Most of the World blames the United States for all of their problems right now.
And even though they've all said that no tax payer money will be used....it already has.
Is the US Olympic committe going to reimburse the Government for the use of Air Force One, all the staffer's salaries, the secret service, etc? Do you realize how much it costs for the President to visit another Country?
This misuse of my taxes makes me sick...
[edit on 2-10-2009 by SlinkyDFW]
Originally posted by sos37
reply to post by SlinkyDFW
It's not hard to believe at all. The same day Obama was making his "impassioned" plea for the Olympics was the same day some kid was beaten to death outside a Chicago school.
You really think the IOC wants any part of that?
Also it's encouraging to see that some of the rest of the world doesn't buy into Obama's fake charms and shallow personality.
Only the arrogant American MSM will say they are "truly shocked" that Chicago wasn't picked, and hurt and outraged. And they can shove it up their collective $#^@%#s.
Originally posted by SLAYER69
To be honest.
Rio should get it IMO.
We have had the Olympics here how many times since it was started again?
Both winter and summer games USA
1904 - St. Louis, Missouri USA
1932 - Los Angeles, California USA
1932 - Lake Placid, New York USA
1960 - Squaw Valley, California USA
1984 - Los Angeles, California USA
1996 - Atlanta, Georgia USA
2002 - Salt Lake City, Utah USA